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by jessbee
December 6th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 78
Views: 3339

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

The Forest Service has also stated that it will release a "management plan" on this issue (with an undefined release date). As of today, we are roughly 2/3 through the comment period (Oct. 9-Jan.10) and we still can't review or submit comments on the management plan. In addition, the Forest Service...
by jessbee
December 6th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Arnaud from France
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Arnaud from France

Most others have said this already, but June is a tough time of year to plan ahead for snow conditions. You'll probably be dealing with a lot of snow and route-finding at that time of year in those places. You will most certainly need traction and poles/ice axe for many of those objectives. That bei...
by jessbee
November 7th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 78
Views: 3339

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

More open houses announced: Open house details: Salem: Tuesday, November 12, 5:30pm -7:00 pm Chemeketa Community College, Winema Center 4001 Winema Place NE, Salem, OR Bend: Tuesday, November 12, 5:30pm -7:00 pm Deschutes National Forest’s Bend-Ft. Rock Ranger District 63095 Deschutes Market Road, B...
by jessbee
November 4th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Table Mtn in danger of imminent collapse! 11/3/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Table Mtn in danger of imminent collapse! 11/3/19

Thanks for taking care of the fire ring and trash!
by jessbee
October 30th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More Fees Coming to a Trail Near You
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: More Fees Coming to a Trail Near You

In the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance conference I attended last week, it seems that the trend nationwide is to enact pay to play permit systems. It was basically the only strategy various land management agencies were talking about. Unfortunately this will become the new norm unless we do...
by jessbee
October 28th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Conifer IDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1027

Re: Tree bark

adamschneider wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 9:02 am
FYI, the smartphone apps from WildflowerSearch.com work offline and include trees.
Thanks for the recommendation. I just downloaded it and can't wait to use it next time I'm out exploring!
by jessbee
October 28th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More Fees Coming to a Trail Near You
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: More Fees Coming to a Trail Near You

drm wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 9:17 am
jessbee wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 8:30 am
Ok, I just crafted my message for my lovely rep Greg Walden.
Walden just announced that he is retiring, will not seek reelection next year.
Oh great well that is good news.
by jessbee
October 28th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More Fees Coming to a Trail Near You
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: More Fees Coming to a Trail Near You

Ok, I just crafted my message for my lovely rep Greg Walden. Thanks to a few of you who shared your letters that offered inspiration for my own. I'll note this: I've heard the Forest Service say a variation on this a few times now: "we received xx comments, BUT -- of those were FORM LETTERS." It is ...
by jessbee
October 25th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More Fees Coming to a Trail Near You
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: More Fees Coming to a Trail Near You

Thanks for sharing. Sounds like this will be an easy one to get Greg Walden on board with so I'll get a message to him ASAP.
by jessbee
October 24th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 78
Views: 3339

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Two open-house events scheduled: The first open house will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Station, 301 S. Elm St, Sisters. The second open house will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Deschutes National Forest’s Bend-Ft. R...